If you like macaroni, if you like cheese, you'll like this book. Lovely photos and delicious recipes but avoid if you are counting the calories....better still, avoid counting the calories & get cooking.
If you are a fan of macaroni cheese, then this is definitely the book for you! It has some fantastic recipes for variations on this theme, many of which you really wouldn't think of yourself, but which sound absolutely delicious. The majority of the recipes are vegetarian, but some of them also have a meat content. The recipes are all very easy to prepare and use readily available ingredients. The recipes are well illustrated with excellent quality photographs of the finished dishes. This is a great little book full of recipes for easy suppers.
Despite the plethora of exciting and innovative cookery books now available everywhere, and the ready availability of `exotic' (new to the UK) - fruits, vegetables, fresh herbs and spices - there are times when we hanker after something very simple, tasty and warming - like a good old `Mac `n' Cheese', albeit with some alternative flavors, textures, and dare I suggest - other pasta shapes.
This is where this new little book comes in so usefully. There are about thirty recipes presented here with tantalising, quality photographs - which is a real plus. These recipes include various kinds of meat, fish, and vegetables, with either a traditional `béchamel', or a cream sauce to bring everything together.
The book illustrates very clearly that macaroni cheese isn't just for kids, or when you just want an `easy' supper in front of the fire. These dishes are ideal for entertaining, with the addition of a green salad, and perhaps an apple crumble (crisp), along with a `crunchy' white wine.
The type/font is a little smaller than I'd like. Also I like `bullet points', with concise, simple instructions, but that's just me! But the illustrations are its real strength. Sin é!
So I'm now off to try the `Caramelised Onion and Smoked Cheese recipe - yum!!